The Flash movie has (ironically) had difficulty moving forward for more than a year due to the departure of several directors. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter's Seth Grahame-Smith dropped out in April 2016, and Dope's Rick Famuyiwa took the same course of action last October. Since then, the movie has been undergoing a "page-one rewrite," but there have been no updates on who might be hired as Flash Director #3. However, following the announcement earlier tonight that Phil Lord and Chris Miller have left the Han Solo movie, there's new information that implies that these two may still have a connection to the Scarlet Speedster's solo movie.
For those who don't know, Phil Lord and Chris Miller wrote a treatment for The Flash several years ago, but rather than jump on to direct the movie afterwards, they instead boarded the Han Solo movie, the second of the Star Wars Anthology spinoffs. Fast-forward a year, The Wrap is reporting that Miller and Lord met with DC about possibly directing The Flash. This meeting happened shortly after Rick Famuyiwa left the movie, and coincided with the Han Solo movie's production hiatus. It's unclear whether or not the duo was considering leaving the Han Solo movie at that point, but regardless, they decided to remain in a galaxy far, far away. More than half a year later, Lord and Miller have left the young smuggler's standalone adventure behind, and we can't help but wonder if a certain Fastest Man Alive may race back into their lives.
It's worth noting that a few notable names have been thrown out in recent months to take over as The Flash's director, including Back to the Future's Robert Zemeckis, who is reportedly the frontrunner for the gig, and Kingsman: The Golden Circle's Matthew Vaughn, who has also been considered for Man of Steel 2. So that may put a halt to any potential plan for Phil Lord and Chris Miller to helm The Flash. That being said, now that they're no longer working on the Han Solo movie, and taking into account their past with the DC project, it's not impossible to imagine that the two men could be new contenders for The Flash since their schedules have cleared up.
The Flash movie will star Ezra Miller as Barry Allen (who already cameoed in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad), Kiersey Clemons as Iris West and Billy Crudup as Henry Allen, all of whom will appear beforehand in Justice League, which hits theaters on November 17. After vacating its March 2018 release date, The Flash still hasn't been assigned a new spot on the DCEU schedule, but stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more news on how the movie is progressing, including who ends up scoring the director job.
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